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Spring–Summer Intern Scientist
Integral Consulting Inc. provides technical insight, strategy, and project
delivery to help our clients move forward in an evolving world. We seek
to achieve this mission by creating a business culture of client service,
technical excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Equally, we hold
ourselves to strong internal commitments to health and safety,
sustainability, diversity, mutual respect, collegiality, and the professional
development of our staff.
We are seeking an Intern Scientist to work with our environmental
scientists in multidisciplinary teams on a variety of challenging
environmental investigations, providing a unique opportunity for
personal development and mentorship.
Our internship program is designed to help bridge the gap between
formal education and the workplace. The program connects students with
staff members to obtain hands-on experience in environmental projects
with different technical focus. This is a paid internship position with the
possibility of leading to full-time employment.
As an Intern Scientist, your job functions will include, but not be
• Participating as team member in a large field soil sampling and
analysis program on the island of Oahu with the following tasks:
– Working 8- to 10-hour days during field events
– Learning to operate hand-held XRF instrument for metals in soil
– Collecting shallow soil samples using hand tools such as a spade
– Keeping detailed field notes, sample location maps, and sampling
– Cleaning equipment, and conducting maintenance and inventory
– Keeping custody of environmental samples and delivering to the
• Assisting with data management activities such as organizing, data
entry, and quality assurance reviews of environmental data
• Assisting with technical writing of reports.
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Integral Consulting Inc.
Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the natural life, environmental, or geological
sciences, or a related field. The ideal candidate will also have:
• 0–3 years of experience
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong quantitative skills
• Experience with GIS and MS Excel
• Good working knowledge of environmental science and chemistry
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to IntegralJobs@integral-corp.com. or visit our Careers
webpage at http://www.integral-corp.com/careers. Applicant information will be kept strictly confidential.
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Integral Consulting Inc. provides an exceptional
benefits package with company-subsidized insurance, and an exciting work environment with opportunities
for significant professional growth.
All offers of employment are contingent on candidates passing an employment history screening and, if
applicable, a degree verification. Offers of employment for some positions may also be contingent on
candidates passing a federal, state, and county criminal background and Watch List screenings and a drug
and alcohol screening. Candidates for whom this is a requirement will receive written notice. All screenings
will be done in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.
We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer and are committed to a proactive program
of affirmative action and diversity development.
Integral Consulting Inc. provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified
employees and applicants without regard to race; color; religion; gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions); national origin; age; sexual orientation; disability; marital status; military,
veteran, or Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act protected veteran status; gender identity or
gender expression; or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. The “EEO is the Law”
poster can be viewed here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.
Paid Internships in Tropical Forest Ecology at the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)
Two intern positions are available at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in
Panama. The interns will work directly with Dr. Evan Gora, and in collaboration with an
international network of ecophysiologists and forest ecologists, to address key knowledge gaps
in our understanding of tropical forest dynamics. These internships will prioritize professional
development; interns will have opportunities to conduct independent research, develop
quantitative skills, and coauthor peer-reviewed publications. We are seeking motivated
individuals capable of working independently and collecting field data in tropical forest
conditions. Previous field research experience, particularly in tropical forests, is preferred but
not required. The internships are available for two distinct projects:
1. Determining how lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive. Our
collaborative work recently revealed that lightning is a major cause of tropical tree death.
Therefore, the ability of certain species to survive lightning strikes likely influences forest
dynamics, differences in forest composition, and tree species coexistence. The intern will
conduct experiments and collect field data to test the physiological and electrical mechanisms by
which lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive.
2. Evaluating the factors that regulate the decomposition of entire trees. Dead wood
is a crucial component of global carbon cycling and it functions as a keystone resource that
maintains forest diversity. However, our understanding of wood decomposition in its natural
context is severely limited. Dead wood primarily exists as large pieces that decompose over
many years, whereas most decomposition studies are conducted using small substrates over a
few months. This is problematic because the results of short-term, ground-level studies often
differ substantially from the decomposition of entire trees in the same conditions. The intern
will conduct field research and perform analyses on the first long-term, large-scale, and
community-wide study into the decomposition of entire trees in tropical forests.
--Who should apply? Advanced undergraduates or graduates (BA or BS) seeking training and
experience in ecological research, particularly those considering graduate school.
Applicants should submit three documents combined into one .pdf document: (1) a one-page
cover letter describing relevant experience, interest in these positions, and how this internship
will contribute to your career goals; (2) Curriculum Vitae (CV); and (3) contact information for
two references including their professional affiliation, email address, and phone number. If you
are only interested in one of the intern positions, then please state so on the first line of your
cover letter. Otherwise, applicants will be considered for both positions. Submit applications to
Evan Gora at email@example.com with the subject line: “Internship Application - (Applicant’s
last name)”. Applications are due by February 21st and the anticipated start date is May-July of
2020, although there is some flexibility.
Additional information: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is a prestigious
research organization with a large and vibrant community of staff scientists, postdoctoral
researchers, interns, and technicians/assistants. STRI operates multiple field stations in some
of the best-studied forests in the world, including the Barro Colorado Island and Gamboa lab
facilities where research will be conducted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and STRI policy.